Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad fixture in Hamburg, Germany which is equal parts clever and shocking: when you look at the photo, it's a smiling couple; when you look away, it's a dude punchin' a lady.
The billboard works by scanning its proximity with an eye-tracking camera, which triggers an image switch on the display panel when it senses someone looking at it. The change only occurs after a brief delay, so that observers understand what's going on, and get the message.
It's a fantastically effective concept, and a brilliant use of technology.
via Anti-Abuse Bus Stop Ad Only Batters Women When Nobody's Looking - Bus stop domestic violence ad - Gizmodo.[Read More]
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From archive: July 2009 X
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Have you ever noticed that no matter which Best Buy you go into, you end up seeing the same people working there? That's because there are seven types of people that work at every single Best Buy, with no exceptions.
A little known fact about me is that I worked at Best Buy for a couple of years in high school before getting fired for badly, badly abusing the employee discount system. But while there I learned a lot about the types of people that work in such an establishment, and I've noticed the same people in other Best Buys that I've been to since. So here are my list of the seven types of people you'll find there, from a former employee's perspective.
Next time you go to Best Buy, be on the lookout. I promise you'll see at least a couple of these characters.
via The Seven Types of Employees You Meet at Best Buy.[Read More]